Kevin White – Founder, Executive Director and inventor of the USee™
Kevin has been attacking the issue of poor vision amongst the world’s poorest populations since 2005. A career Marine, Kevin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992, the Army Command and Staff College in 2004, and received his MBA from Johns Hopkins, Carey School of Business in May of this year. His passion for providing vision to people living in low-resource area stems from his time as the Program Director for Humanitarian and Civic Assistance at European Command (EUCOM) while on active duty. Upon his retirement he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and White Oak Group in Operations Management leaving in 2014 to make Global Vision 2020 his priority.
Rebecca Guay – Director of Communications
Rebecca recently joined GV2020 as an employee but has several years of volunteer experience with the organization to include two field distributions. Previously, in her role as Chief of Staff for Dorchester County, MD she developed policy and legislative solutions for local government officials, while assisting with oversight of departments, and spearheading the development of a strategic action plan for the county. Most of her career has been spent in non-profit government relations, volunteer and program coordination, and board development. She holds a BA from the University of South Carolina and an MPP from American University School of Public Affairs.
Greg Wiens – Faith-Based Outreach Coordinator
Greg has been a Mennonite Brethren Pastor for over 25 years and is an alumni of Columbia Bible College, Providence University and ACTS Seminary in British Columbia. Greg is currently serving as the lead pastor of Westwood Community Church in Winnipeg Manitoba and he works for Multiply, the international development wing for the Mennonite Brethren. It is in this role that Greg oversees multiple permanent Mennonite Eyeglass clinics in Malawi, Zambia, and Thailand as well as overseeing dozens of short term clinics in over a dozen different countries. The permanent clinics are organized, staffed and run by some of the most marginalized of people; refugees, orphans and formally trafficked women.
Greg has been married to his partner Heather for over 23 years and they have three children, twins Hannah and Aaron (2000) and Bethany (2005).
Anton Poplett – Africa Operations Manager
Anton brings enthusiasm, experience, and in-depth knowledge of Africa to Global Vision 2020. He studied at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch South Africa and has spent the last 15 years traveling throughout the continent, specializing in logistics. He founded 4×4 Out Far to go adventure traveling with a mission. The growing network he has created will help provide prescription eyeglasses to give rural communities a better chance at life.